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C of I opens football tailgating sales

Local football fans will have their first opportunity in more than 35 years to tailgate at a small college game when The College of Idaho’s reinstated program kicks off this fall, and spots are on sale now.  

Tailgating will take place in the parking lot behind J.A. Albertson Activities Center. Season passes cost $106 for standard spaces (cars and trucks) or $212 for an RV space. Single-game passes cost $26.50 and $53, respectively. Patrons may purchase tickets online, by phone at (208) 459-5223 or via email at [email protected].

“We are excited to offer a fun, safe and affordable tailgating environment,” C of I Athletic Director Marty Holly said. “Our football games are going to be a fantastic opportunity for fans and the entire Treasure Valley community to come together, enjoy each other’s company and cheer on the Yotes.”

Tailgating will open at 10 a.m. on each of the Coyotes’ five home dates – three hours before a 1 p.m. kickoff. The tailgating lot also will be open for an hour after each game. The football team will play its games at nearby Simplot Stadium, just a few short blocks from campus. Buses operated by Caldwell Transportation Company will be available to shuttle fans between the tailgating lot and the stadium before, during and after the game.

All tailgaters must comply with the policies and procedures of the C of I Tailgating Manual. Click here to read the complete manual online.

In addition to tailgating, the C of I is continuing to sell season tickets in both the reserved and general admission sections. The reserved section is nearly sold out, but select seats remain at a cost of $110. General admission season tickets cost $42, or $126 for a family of four (additional children may be added for $20 each).  Single-game tickets also are available for all five home games. To purchase tickets, visit

For more information about the Coyote football program and its upcoming season, visit

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 12 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit